Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What do you get when you combine peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and oatmeal cookies? Heaven, you say? Nope, but close!

This recipe is slightly adapted from one found on Brown Eyed Baker.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies

1 cup flour (add a couple of Tbsp for high altitude)
1 tsp baking soda (scant tsp for high altitude)
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup)
1/4 cup butter-flavored crisco (you can increase the butter to 1 stick and omit the shortening but I find I need it in my high altitude)
1/2 cup peanut butter 
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

On medium speed, cream together the butter, crisco, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine.

On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined. Stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips.

Lightly spray baking sheets with cooking spray. Scoop out about 1/3 cup cookie dough, and shape it into a slightly elongated ball.

Holding the ball in both hands, gently break it apart.

Place each half on baking sheet, rough side up, about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. Let set for 10 minutes on the baking sheet then remove to a paper towel to finish cooling.


  1. OMG...My three favorite cookies combined into one. I think I might have to "research" these today. I have also never seen the process of breaking the dough in two pieces to bake. I usually break the dough in two pieces because I cannot fit the entire dough ball in my mouth! At first I seriously thought that is why you were telling us to break it in two!

    Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. Hockey Wife, come back and tell us how your research went! :-)

    Breaking them in half will make the cookie have lots of beautiful texture on the top. The basic idea is you don't want to roll it into a ball, and it's kind of hard to do the typical peanut butter cookie criss-cross fork pattern with the chocolate chips in the way! :-)

  3. Have you ever been to The Cookie Company in Southlands? They have the most delicious, large cookies that I can never resist whenever I make the trek down there. Well, my absolute favorite flavor of theirs is the PBOCC! Thanks for a substitute recipe that I can't wait to try!